Teri Owens Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of Mid West Herb Fest 10 is excited to announce that Mimi Hernandez MS RH(AHG) Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild has been confirmed as our Special Guest Presenter at their 10th Anniversary MWHF
Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH(AHG) comes from a background as a clinical herbalist, educator, and ethnobotanist. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild. She formerly served as the Director of the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies at Frostburg State University where she taught undergraduate ethnobotany courses. Mimi draws upon her rich ethnic background & the Granny healers in her life. Mimi believes that the handing down of plant wisdom is essential and it is her life’s work to advocate for traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. This embodies the inspiration that brought Mimi to this work.
In making the announcement today, Teri said “We could not be happier or more excited to once again be able to confirm Mimi as one of our presenters!”
Mimi will be presenting:
Rue, Resins, and Roses
Latin American Folk Herbalism represents a long tradition of woven healing history (and her-story) from cultures from around the world. Most sacred and revered on the healing altar can be found the resins of Sangre del Drago and Copal, the protection of old world Rue, and the healing enchantments of Rose. Learn the ethnobotany of these folk healing plants, peoples, and traditions and receive valuable everyday medicine to braid into your own healing path.
Berries! A Panacea for Community Health
If we all ate berries everyday life would be sweet! Berries are sweet yet their low glycemic activity and their bright colors suggest the presence of potent antioxidant compounds. Berries can have a significant impact on the health of our blood vessels, our eyes, and even our brain. Ingredients in many berries can prevent cancer, autoimmune disease, and can support those with conditions like ADD and ADHD making them truly regenerative for people of all ages!
Natural Strategies for Brain Health
Cognitive decline, lack of focus, and loss of memory affect an increasing number of aging adults. Herbs have demonstrated clinically relevant activity in the prevention and improvement of issues such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn about the underlying causes of cognitive loss and how healthy oils, foods, and herbs can have a positive impact on brain health!
As this is shaping up to be one of the must attend herb conferences in the Midwest make sure you register early to secure your place!